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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

Ah....the good ol' days...here's when Dire and I bonded if you're at all interested:

http://www.archive.org/post/79557/hey-what-the-f

[sorry about the subject line, D, but you always say it was the truth...good to know it's long past, eh?]

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 21, 2010 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

yikes!! 3 1/2 years ago! Where has the time gone :)

would like to say I remember those times well - but memories tend to get a little spotty during that era ;)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

Me too (er, both on the memory front, and the notion they were indeed good ol days...but you know, "these" are pretty good days as well to be hanging out at the Forum, even if I have about as much DEAD related info per post as Tito).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 21, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

these are excellent days for the forum. those who think things are rough now have no idea what things were like before (and i blame myself for A LOT of THAT crap - lol)

things are running pretty smoothly and there are some very cool very good "newer" people here - case in point: Micah (he seems like a real good guy - one that would be a cool person to hang out with in "real" life)

- others too - my apologies for leaving out some of the other good new peeps :)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 21, 2010 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

Why thank - you dire . That's mighty nice .

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

Oh yeah, RingleeO, Arose, even those tweeners, elb and jgl (har, har...sorry guys). And think of PurGel--gone for many months, and now back with a flurry of posts.

Now, if we could only see Earl and Ashes Rising once in while.

And you know, D--the two of us going back and forth just might make every think I am going for "ten thousand" just to beat you to it. Not to mention it suggests a trend toward repeating the past, which of course, all good PM's--ah, all good historians are so quick to point out!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2010 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

BryanE is another long gone brother I'd like to hear from again. Does he still post over at the place we do not name? And can either of you hook (whoops!) me up with his email? I used to have it but even if I can retrieve it it might not be current. It would be nice too if the ghost and mcglone stopped by more often.

And where the hell is SDH??

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 21, 2010 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

Not around much at all . What happened to Diane Hamilton ?

rob, I believe you are correct .

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2010 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

I do wish Diane would come around here more often. She could really get the boys in line. (Many of us, I'm sure, adored her from afar...) Alas we are mostly left to our own devices these days.


I was correct? I don't care about what but can I quote you on my letter heading?

:-)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

I always adored Miss D; she was never around much, so always hard to say if she's lurking or just waiting for that prom date you promised to drive us to...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2010 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

That was a different Ms D, you old blatherer!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

I know that, you scots twit!

Harrumph.

[seriously, though, DH, never did interact much except for two times I can recall...and by that abbre, I mean the "mod"...you as well, right?]

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2010 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

I knew that you'd know that I knew that you knew.

Just remember, the pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon, the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true - and we'll be all right...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

There's something appealing bout a mortar & pestle. Seems so ancient, yet New Age.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2010 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

That's the trouble with New Age - old stuff with a post-modern make over...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

Yep, he does post there...what bothers me about it (I do post there once a week or so) is that he'll post some interesting post, multiple paragraphs, and get NO responses...maybe a "nice job" by Bill (userunk), but there just isn't the back and forth that folks like me (and BE methinks) enjoy...daresay "require"? I think that having "moved on from here" (in the spirit of HFlow's accounting, I fear), he is too hard headed to return. We became fairly "close" over there, but haven't interacted in a few months...

BTW, let me know if you run across the various words I keep leaving out of my posts! See above. It's a wonder you do know what I am blathering on about...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2010 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

I don't think I could nail down a particular time when Dire and I (or indeed you and I) locked in as it were. But I'd say that looking back over the early posts we were perhaps a little tentative and took some time to establish our forum 'voices'. Some supremely confident (or foolish) posters go steaming right in, engines on full ahead and cannon primed.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2010 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

For my part of it, I was impressed from day one; your writing skills, in fact, intimidated the crap out of me, and I wished dearly for a sp checking system (easily!) at hand, as well as more time to refine my posts. I only wish the efforts had actually had some recognizable influence on my subsequent posts.

But, at the same time, and to keep this from becoming too much of a Tell All Love Fest (har), I think that the two of us experienced, to a greater extent than in hindsight it seems we should have, a handful of "misunderstandings/miscommunications" that by shear force of will (I guess we both thought the other worth the effort, eh?) we overcame, and as I now often say, realized we generally were only refining our own take on any number of issues via the attack/counterattacks...that we were largely in agreement in spite of our words getting in the way (mine anyhow--those damn abbrev's and writing before thinking), and through that back and forth, we skipped the honeymoon phase (stop it Dire!) and went right to the comfortable old couple, if that metaphor isn't too disturbing to consider with your afternoon glass of wine (mayhaps?).

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 21, 2010 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

aw man, makes me wish i was around to have witnessed the venom (and the bonding -- so sweet! awwww...)

i believe (without actually bothering to do the subtraction) that i had just turned 17 at the time of that post, and was not interested in the dead. it's amazing how quickly my psyche was infiltrated.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

You young whippersnapper. Why, when I was 17 I was seeing the Grapefruit Dread, or some such thing, at the Alexandra Palace!

(I was going to say it's nice to have some new blood but that sounds a little vampiric so I won't...)

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 21, 2010 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In the beginning, Dire was drinkin' and Tell was a newbie

but rob, all the cool vampires have given up "new blood" in favor of "true blood"

and all this talk of bonding is making me wonder if I'm at the right place

hey Cliff, bring me back to reality brother



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